Elections decide the leadership that guides legislation and enforcement of regulations. The right to vote is something many people take for granted, but elsewhere in the world many people have no say with regard to their political leaders, which only emphasizes the importance of participating in the election process whenever you’re afforded the opportunity to do so.
The first step to prepare for Election Day is to confirm your eligibility. Age, legal residency and citizenship status are just a few of the factors that may affect your eligibility to vote. County clerks, municipal offices as well as the Division of Motor Vehicles should have voter registration forms, and additional information is available online. You can check online http://www.dallascountyvotes.org/
The deadline to register and be eligible to vote in the November 8, 2016 election is October 11, 2016. This can be either the postmark date or the date the application is received in the office of the voter registrar. You may, of course, register at any time before that date to ensure that your registration is effective for voting in November. You can obtain a voter registration application from your voter registrar’s office, libraries, most post offices, and high schools. You can also fill out a voter registration application online or request a postage-paid application be mailed to you.
Once your eligibility has been verified, it is important to know the dates of key elections. Early voting times are as follows:
* Monday, October 24, 2016 through Friday, October 28, 2016 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
* Saturday, October 29, 2016 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
* Sunday, October 30, 2016 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
* Monday, October 31, 2016 through Friday, November 04, 2016 7:00 AM- 7:00 PM
To find a location for early voting in your area please go to: http://www.dallascountyvotes.org/election-day-information/upcoming-election-information/
Election Day is November 8, 2016.
Before voting, voters should research the respective candidates for each election. To better understand candidates’ platforms, visit their websites as well as those of nonpartisan political organizations, such as The League of Women Voters. Deciding who to vote for requires more than just siding with a particular political party. Read as much as you can on the candidates beliefs, concerns and voter history. This will help you make the best decision possible.
And remember to VOTE!!!!